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SubjectRE: [PATCH 0/10] af_unix: add multicast and filtering features to AF_UNIX
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> > So, now we are trying a different approach. To create a new address
> > family AF_MCAST. That way we can have more control over the
semantics of
> > the socket interface for that family.
> >
> > We expect to have some patches in a few days and we will resend.
> >
> > Does this makes more sense to you?
> >
>
> Why adding an obscure set of IPC mechanism in network tree, and not
> using (maybe extending) traditional IPC (Messages queues, semaphores,
> Shared memory, pipes, futexes, ...).

If it isn't a totally silly suggestion, why not write a simple
device driver that just does what you want?
Which (I think) is named pipes with multiple readers.

David




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